A total of 38 people have been arrested in connection with West Bengal’s Howrah violence during a Ram Navami procession, police said on Saturday.
Howrah Commissioner of Police Praveen Tripathi said that two other cases had also been registered following the incident. “I want to tell the public that there is no need to be scared; the situation is under control and is normal now. “38 people have been arrested, and two cases have been filed.”
He further said that Section 144 has been imposed in a few areas while “area dominance exercises are being conducted by the police to build confidence in the people.” Amid the political furor, the Mamata Banerjee government on Friday handed over the probe of the Howrah violence to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
A special team led by the Inspector General of Police, CID Sunil Choudhary, has initiated the investigation. The situation turned violent in the Shibpur area of Howrah with fresh violence on Friday, a day after the arson on Ram Navami.